After nearly 20 years behind bars for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend over her decision not to abort their unborn child, Rae Carruth is ready for a new start, and he’s moved to Pennsylvania to kick things off.
The former NFL baller, who was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child, was released on Monday, after serving 18 years of an 18-24 year sentence.
At the time of his release, he told Erica Bryant of Channel 9 that he was “somewhat frightened” about his release, adding that “I’m nervous just about how I’ll be received by the public. I still have to work. I still have to live. I have to exist out there and it just seems like there is so much hate and negativity towards me.”
Since then though, the former baller has moved to Pennsylvania to start his new life on a nine-month post-release program.
Under the new program, which requires Carruth to abide by the same release conditions imposed on him by the state of North Carolina -where he’s been held for the last 18 years- Carruth will be required to request permission to leave his “designated state,” check-in for routine meetings and of course, stay out of trouble, TMZ reports.
In the meantime, his son, who lives with severe disabilities as a result of his mother’s death, is living with his grandmother in North Carolina. Previously, Carruth revealed that he wanted to be a part of the boy’s life, but now, upon his release, he has had a change of heart.